Providing notice of rights protects religious freedom

The newly proposed rule eliminating notice requirements for beneficiaries should be withdrawn. The rule shows a fundamental disregard for vulnerable recipients of government aid who cannot be expected to know the boundaries of religious liberty in this context.

The COVID-19 stimulus packages and houses of worship

BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman reviews the COVID-19 stimulus packages and questions houses of worship should consider. “We know that many Baptists are concerned about the constitutionality and advisability of financial entanglements with the government, and rightly so.”

SCOTUS to hear case on taxpayer funding of religion

BJC filed a brief in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue to defend the law’s distinctive treatment of religion, as the U.S. Supreme Court again considers what weight to give a state constitutional provision designed to prevent government funding of and interference in religion.